Using empathy, collaboration, intuition, open mindedness & humor, we will identify automatic ways of thinking, & behaving- that show up as internal conflict, self-sabotage, low self-esteem, depression, relationship struggles & anxiety. I have a wide array of experience, working with diverse populations, including people of color, people with depression and anxiety, those experiencing psychosis, queer identified folks, folks with complex PTSD & developmental trauma, adult children or alcoholics/emotionally immature parents/narcissists. I enjoy working with people who identify as a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) or an Empath. I'm warm & collaborative, process oriented & interactive. I am not overly directive or authoritative. I utilize psychodynamic and humanistic therapeutic techniques, but also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy if appropriate. I provide a safe space for you to process your thoughts and emotions. I believe that the therapeutic relationship provides a reparative experience & facilitates healing. Contacting a therapist can be overwhelming. Doing so takes courage and shows your innate desire to heal. Vulnerability is a great strength. Let go of who you think you should be and embrace the freedom of your true authenticity. "Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do." Brene Brown
MA in Counseling Psychology - California Institute of Integral Studies, CA
BA in Communication Studies - The California State University, Long Beach
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